What does Kaaba mean?

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Proper noun
  1. (Islam) The small and nearly cubical stone building in Mecca, holiest place of Islam, and also holy to pre-Islamic Arabian religions.
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There, they will circumambulate the holy Kaaba before returning home having reached the spiritual peak of their lives.
More than a dozen cranes still looked down on the Kaaba, as seen here, as the hajj got underway.
The mataf, or the circumambulation area around the Kaaba, would take 114,000 people, the report said.
The final pillar entails a pilgrimage, or hajj, to the Kaaba, the holy shrine in Mecca, that is to be made at least once in one's lifetime.
You can go to the kaaba and shun Allah, but you cannot be a Congressman and question the omnipotence of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
The rites of Kaaba were stripped of every idolatrous tendency.

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